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by Trail Champion on Monday Aug 21 2017

Police have arrested a Trail man in connection with a rash of thefts from vehicles in the area, according to Trail RCMP Acting Sgt. Devon Reid.

“On Aug. 21 … Trail RCMP located and arrested a 30-year-old male for at least six offences stemming from the theft of items from unlocked motor vehicles in the Trail, Fruitvale and Montrose areas,” Reid said. “The offences include Possession of...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 17 2017

Transient campers, impaired drivers as well as an increase in people consuming alcohol and drugs in the downtown core kept police busy during the past week said a Nelson Police Department media release Thursday.

“Nelson Police Department has noted an increase in calls for service regarding transient camping within the city and debris being left behind by individuals sleeping outdoors,”...

by Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Aug 16 2017

Grand Forks RCMP said police had to deal with a few alcohol incidents at the three-day Cannafest 2017 Music Festival.

"In general, the attendees at “Cannafest” were a well-behaved crowd," said Sgt. Jim Fenske Detachment Commander at Grand Forks RCMP.

"However, despite warnings from the police and event organizers, Grand Forks RCMP did write approximately 40 violation tickets for...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Aug 09 2017

How much alcohol should a person be allowed to have in her bloodstream while being in control of a  motor vehicle?  Is there a "safe" limit below which someone is not really impaired, or  not too impaired? Canada's Justice Minister, Jody Wilson-Raybould, is considering lowering  the blood-alcohol content limit that constitutes a criminal offense from anything over .08 percent to anything over...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Aug 09 2017

Nakusp RCMP said in a media release Monday a vehicle may have been located in regards to a missing person file from Revelstoke.

The file started Thursday, August 3 at 12:47 p.m. when Nakusp RCMP received a report that 29-year-old Jared Szabo was missing after the Revelstoke resident failed to arrive the previous evening.

Szabo, 29, described as 6-foot, 177 pounds...

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Aug 08 2017

More than two-and-a-half years after it began the dispute over extra staffing for the city’s police force has culminated in its eighteenth member.

The Nelson Police Department has added its newest recruit, Const. Lauren Mirva, in the position created last year when the provincial Police Services directed city council to fund one additional sworn officer and a civilian position.

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by Contributor on Sunday Aug 06 2017

RCMP arrested an intoxicated resident after vigilant members of the community reported fireworks being set off in the Carson Road area in Williams Lake.

RCMP said in a media release during the early morning hours of Saturday (August 5, 2017) Williams Lake RCMP responded to reports of a mischief in progress, after receiving information that fireworks were being launched from a property...

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 03 2017

The Independent Investigation Office of BC has been called after a man was shot by a Kelowna RCMP officer Thursday at a homeless camp on Duck Lake 7.

The incident happened at approximately 12:30 p.m. Thursday (August 3rd) when a Kelowna RCMP Officer was dispatched to assist a Kelowna City Bylaw Officer, in attending to a complaint of a homeless camp

"The officers engaged a male...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 01 2017

The RCMP has been called into investigate theft of equipment that has hindered the fighting the Harrop Creek wildfire the Southeast Fire Centre said in a media release Tuesday.

The BC Wildfire Service Southeast Fire Centre said one water pump and 10 100-foot lengths of hose went missing during the night of July 31-Aug. 1, 2017.

"The theft of a water pump and hoses being used by...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 01 2017

Nelson Police notice that some of the public just don’t get the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol after officers saw an increase in impaired driving in recent days.

During road side check stops, those drivers had their vehicles seized and licenses suspended Nelson Police Department said a media release Tuesday.

In addition, NPD officers observed and...

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